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Arraial do Cabo

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From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

1. From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

After a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios, arrive at Arraial do Cabo. Board a boat and set sail through the crystal-clear waters. See places such as Lighthouse Island, Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.  Stop for a swim at 3 stunning spots. Then, disembark and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant, with drinks and dessert at your own expense. After lunch, embark on a city tour through Cabo Frio, a 500-year-old town. Get to know historical spots like São Matheus Fort and the beautiful Passagem neighborhood. Take in views of the exquisite landscape and the mighty sea.

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

2. From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

Enjoy an early morning pickup from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Arraial do Cabo. A quick pit-stop on the road is made to stretch the legs, have a bathroom break, and buy a snack. Explore the Arraial sea which is special for a very particular reason. In the region, there is the phenomenon of a resurgence, which brings to the surface deep waters rich in marine life. The abundance of food turns Arraial into one of the best diving spots in the country, with clear waters and lots of life. Leave the bus upon arrival in the docks of Arraial do Cabo, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a schooner ride through the best beaches of Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the waters in shades of green and blue, ready for a swim. Explore 4 different stops in places like the Forno beach, the Praia do Farol, or famous Atalaia beach. Take in the panoramic view of the Blue Groot, a hidden cave with deep blue water. Revel at the crystal-clear water and white sands before leaving the boat around 3:00 PM and have a buffet lunch. Then, it is time to leave Arraial. Hop on the bus to make the journey back to Rio where you will arrive around 8:00 PM.

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Tour with Lunch

3. From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Tour with Lunch

Escape the urban hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and journey to the beautiful beaches of Arraial do Cabo in this full day tour. Enjoy a delicious lunch as you see the more of the Brazilian coast. Meet your guide from the comfort of your accommodation, and sit back and enjoy the ride to Arraial do Cabo. Go by Farol Beach and see its picturesque lighthouse, pass the Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, and see brilliant blue sea cave at Gruta Azul. Stop for a relaxing swim or a break on the beach at Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Visit the gorilla stone at Pedra Perfil do Gorila. Eat a scrumptious lunch in this paradise-like region.

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo Guided Boat Tour and Lunch

4. From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo Guided Boat Tour and Lunch

Get out of Búzios for a trip of approximately one hour to Arraial do Cabo. Board the schooner and admire all the beauty of the region known as the "Brazilian Caribbean". Settle into your seat and enjoy the paradisiacal views during a ride of approximately 4 hours. During the tour we will visit Farol Island, continuing to the small beaches of Pontal do Atalaia, famous for its giant staircase. We continue to Forno Beach, where you can snorkel or enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters. Take incredible pictures at the beautiful Gruta Azul, Pedra do Macaco and Fenda de Nossa Senhora. Afterwards, disembark for lunch at a local buffet restaurant (drinks and desserts are not included) and return to Búzios.

Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Day Trip with Lunch

5. Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a day out in Arraial do Cabo on this private boat tour. Explore this mesmerizing coastal town which is like paradise. Leave the stresses of the city behind you and head to the beach to relax. You will be picked up from your hotel in Copacabana. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the port. From there all aboard the boat and head for Arraial do Cabo. Sunbathe, swim in the clear blue waters, and enjoy paradise. You will also get a traditional lunch. About 170 km from, you'll get to know Arraial do Cabo. The town is located in the - Lakes Region -, about 1 hour from the enchanting Buzios. It is known as - the Caribbean of Brazil - for the crystal clear waters of its sea and has recently seen its beach of the Pontal de Atalaia awarded as the fifth most beautiful in the world. It would be possible to fill pages and pages on these places, but the most symbolic phrase to describe this place is that the great navigator and explorer Amerigo Vespucci wrote arriving in this region: "... And if there is an earthly paradise in the world, it must undoubtedly not be very far from these places". The tour offers a fantastic day on the boat during which you will stop to get to know the best spots of this paradise, which you can't really miss coming on vacation in Rio de Janeiro!

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What people are saying about Arraial do Cabo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

They picked me up at my hotel at the right time. A very attentive guide took me to the transport, which had all hygiene and distance care respected. A peaceful and safe trip to Arraial. Getting there the boat ride was sensational. A very spacious boat, there were not many people, I was able to enjoy the view of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen and also dive to know the places where they took us. The lunch stop was also very good, quality food, which I was very pleased with. Upon returning, they dropped me off at my hotel safely. A wonderful ride, which I was able to enjoy in the best way! An incredible experience.

The experience was very good, the guide that we had was excellent, he is from the meu rio tourism company, the people on the boat were very attentive, we all enjoyed it to the fullest... I really recommend them... thank you

They picked me up at the hotel at the right time and we went (always with the guide) to Arraial do Cabo. We had an incredible boat ride, beautiful scenery and a very tasty lunch. I loved it! I recommend!

Our guide was very attentive- we felt like we had our own bodyguard. Good food, amazing beaches. The boat could do with a paint job.

Very Good. Guide Maiara grade 10. Organization, punctuality grade 10.